The Papanui Parallel cycleway is officially open, and construction is nearly complete. Think Papanui can take you on an updated virtual tour, filmed during rush hour one weekday morning in early July 2017. The ride took comfortably under 20 minutes end to end – click through for footage:
https://youtu.be/p1C4SQsKnDwA cycle’s-eye view of the officially opened and nearly-completed Papanui Parallel cycleway in Christchurch, New Zealand. Filmed in early July 2017. See https…
A skate park for Papanui? At last week’s meeting the Papanui-Innes Community Board requested Council staff identify potential skate park sites in Papanui, and provide costings for design, consultation and construction with a view to inclusion in the Long Term Plan. (Photo credit: Flickr / NCS Photography)
Have you ridden the recently-opened Papanui Parallel cycleway yet? This Sunday 9 July from 11am you can explore the cycleway with this community event, meeting at Rutland Reserve and finishing at Edgeware Village. See the flyer for details or contact the St Albans Residents’ Association. PS if you’re using the cycleway, take care between Rutland Street & Edgeware Road, as that section is still under construction.
The Papanui-Innes Community Service Awards will be presented at a public event at 6:30pm tonight 5 July at the Christchurch North Methodist Church, 68 Harewood Road.
Here’s an interesting follow-up to the closure of the Papanui Mad Butcher: company director Allan Aitchison has set up a Givealittle fundraising page (linked in the article below) looking for donations to cover unpaid wages.
Owner of a Mad Butcher in liquidation is seeking donations for 15 “normal working folks” owed $15,000.
Potential traffic delays on QEII Drive: from last night through to this Thursday 6 July, take care as there may be stop/go traffic control at night on QEII Drive while steel barriers are installed between Grimseys Road and Innes Road. Also there may be brief stoppages during the day through to 24 July while trees are felled in preparation for the construction of two new traffic lanes. Click through for details…
QEII Drive Update
Starting the night of Sunday 2 July they will be installing steel safety barriers on QEII Dr, from Grimseys Rd to Innes Rd. The site clearance work involves tree felling and vegetation removal along QEII Dr. This will allow work to start on building two new traffic lanes to upgrade QEII Dr to four lanes of traffic. The work may impact your travel time. ^JP
The school holidays aren’t far off. Papanui Youth Development Trust still has holiday programme places available – click through for details…
Holiday Programme bookings are now open for both Pirates and Cruisers. Please get in touch if you want to register your child for the programme
The Papanui-Innes Community Board will meet this Friday at 9am in the Papanui Boardroom. This meeting is open for the public to attend. The agenda (link below) includes: traffic control changes; applications to the Board’s Discretionary Response Fund and Positive Youth Development Fund. The staff report requested by the Board on 26 May regarding traffic congestion along the length of Sisson Drive and along Sawyers Arms Road and at the intersection of Main North Road does not appear on the agenda. There is also a proposed ‘public excluded’ discussion at the end of the meeting.
From September this year the Christchurch City Council will trial free entry for preschoolers to the Graham Condon pools (and all other Council pools). People with green prescriptions will also be given free entry. The trial will run through to April 2018. Read more here:
Preschoolers will be able to swim at Christchurch City Council-owned pools for free from September.
The Papanui Parallel cycleway was officially opened today by Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel and Transport Minister Hon Simon Bridges. Photo credit: Councillor Mike Davidson
Commuters around Northlands, Papanui and Edgeware have another travel choice with the Papanui Parallel cycleway opening today. Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel and Transport Minister Hon Simon Bridges cut the ribbon at the opening. “The Papanui …